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On [[BC2011#January|January 26, 2011]], the [[Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee, Montana Senate|Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee]] planned a hearing on the measure.<ref> [http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws11/LAW0208W$BLAC.QueryView?P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC0828&P_BLAC_APPL_SEQ=15 ''Montana Legislature'', "SB 178-Action Details", Retrieved January 27, 2011]</ref>
 
On [[BC2011#January|January 26, 2011]], the [[Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee, Montana Senate|Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee]] planned a hearing on the measure.<ref> [http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws11/LAW0208W$BLAC.QueryView?P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC0828&P_BLAC_APPL_SEQ=15 ''Montana Legislature'', "SB 178-Action Details", Retrieved January 27, 2011]</ref>
 
The measure has a long trek in 2011 legislative session in order to gain ballot access. [[Article XIV, Montana Constitution#Section 8|Section 8 of Article XIV of the Montana Constitution]] says that an affirmative roll call vote of two-thirds of all members of the [[Montana Legislature]] is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 11:45, 4 February 2011

The Montana Daylight Savings Time Referendum may appear on the 2012 ballot in the state of Montana as a legislatively-referred state statute. The measure was introduced during 2011 session on January 20 and is being sponsored by State Senator Terry Murphy. The measure, if sent to the ballot by voters, would allow the state to opt out of daylight savings time year round, and would keep Montana consistently on Mountain Standard Time. The Montana Legislature must pass the measure before sending it to the ballot in November 2012.[1]

Text of amendment

Bill summary

The summary of the bill, according to the Montana Legislature, reads as follows:[1]

"An act providing for the year-round observance of Mountain Standard Time throughout the entire state of Montana, including all political subdivisions; exempting the state from observance of Daylight Saving Time; providing that the proposed act be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana; amending Section 30-14-1729, MCA; and providing an effective date."

Path to the ballot

On January 26, 2011, the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee planned a hearing on the measure.[2]

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